Find labor market information about the Central Florida economy and workforce. Use tools to target your business development, explore industry and economic trends, and research and track emerging and evolving occupations in the region. Labor market information (LMI) offers job seekers, businesses and the community insight into specific industries, occupations and area employers. Labor market research activities involve collecting, analyzing, reporting and publishing data regarding labor supply and demand; creating workforce intelligence. Workforce intelligence enables knowledge-based decision-making, fostering a better-prepared workforce that is more in line with the needs of local businesses.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision making. As an independent statistical agency, BLS serves its diverse user communities by providing products and services that are accurate, objective, relevant, timely, and accessible.
The Occupational Employment Statistics and Wages (OES) program produces employment and wage estimates for over 800 occupations by Standard Occupational Classification. These are estimates of the number of people employed in certain occupations and the wages paid to them. This information is the result of an occupational employment and wage survey conducted by Labor Market Information, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program collects the number of employers or reporting units, monthly employment, average employment, total wages, and average wages by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The count covers 98% of U.S. jobs available by industry at the county, Metropolitan Statistical Areas, state and national levels; by major industry or by detailed industry categories.
When thinking about an exciting career, job growth is probably one of the biggest considerations along with potential earnings. Below is a chart of the occupations you might find in your community and potential growth over the next five years and wage for entry, middle, and experienced skilled workers.
CareerSource Central Florida serves Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Sumter counties and provides detailed workforce intelligence reports for its business and community stakeholders. County profiles are provided on a bi-annual basis. Download the files using the links below.
The Florida Skills Gap and Job Vacancy Survey was designed to provide a statistically valid analysis of the skills gaps statewide and in Florida’s local labor markets Skills gaps in talent by industry. The report outlines potential gaps in worker skills and provides insight to employers and training institutions on what skills to address in curriculum and on-the-job training.